• Material Marvels: The bended brain clinic

    Only in Las Vegas, USA, could you get a brain clinic that has an alter ego as an events venue, the Lou Ruvo Clinic for Brain Health. Ines Nastali investigates the materials used to build the hospital with a twist.
  • A mining history

    Ellis Davies takes a look at some of the tourist mines around the UK.
  • Spotlight: How to... inspect cast iron water pipes

    Tim Norman* explains what to consider when inspecting and assessing the condition of cast iron water pipes.
  • Spotlight: How to... find success in failure

    In a typical year, Axiom Engineering Associates might undertake 50 metallurgical failure investigations. Steve Woodward takes a tour of its black museum of failure.
  • Materials and big physics

    Sharon Ann Holgate investigates the developments allowing scientists to go to the next level at some of the most advanced physics facilities ever built.
  • Material Marvels: The Golden Gateway

    From its completion in 1937 to the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York in 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest main span in the world. It now stands as an iconic landmark in San Francisco. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Steely determination

    Hybrid steel is, according to Ovako’s Patrik Ölund, Jan-Erik Andersson and Fredrik Lindberg, set to open up new possibilities for highly stressed components.
  • Meeting the challenge

    Stronger, high-temperature steels are being developed in an effort to improve the efficiency of conventional power plants and reduce CO2 emissions. Professor Scott Lockyer, Dr Mark Jepson and Dr David Allen discuss the potential of MarBN steels to meet these requirements.
  • William Menelaus - Celebrating a mentor

    10 March sees the bicentenary of William Menelaus. Leslie M Shore examines the legacy of this renowned engineer-industrialist who played a role in the creation of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
  • Material Marvels: Hamburg’s reflection

    At the western point of Hamburg’s HafenCity, Germany, stands Europe’s largest inner-city development, Elbphilharmonie, which is set to become a centre for culture and social life, as Ellis Davies reports.

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